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Schedule of Assignments
Assignments are due at the beginning of class on the date listed.
A very special thanks to Anne Curzan, Rebecca Ingalls,
Joshua Miller, and Kavita Padiyar
for their suggestions and assistance with readings for this class.
|Date||Day||Topics for Discussion and Assignments Due|
|September 2||Tuesday||First day of class|
Welcome and introductions
Declaration of Independence
|September 9||Tuesday|| |
|September 11||Thursday||Discussions of theory and texts continue from Tuesday|
|September 16||Tuesday|| |
Words, Words, Words
|September 18||Thursday|| Communities of Practice and Discourse Communities|
Eckert and McConnell-Ginet, "Communities of Practice"
Bizzell, "What is a Discourse Community?"
|September 23||Tuesday|| Identification|
|September 25||Thursday|| Discussions continue|
Have you stopped by to chat during office hours yet?
|September 30||Tuesday|| |
|October 2||Thursday||Guest Lecture: Anne Curzan|
|October 7||Tuesday|| |
|October 9||Thursday||Discussions continue|
|October 14||Tuesday||No Class: Fall Break|
|October 16||Thursday|| Gender|
Nilsen, "Sexism in English: A 1990s Update"
Miller and Swift, "Who's In Charge of the English Language?"
|October 21||Tuesday||[Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising's Image of Women]|
|October 23||Thursday|| Speech Codes|
Hentoff, "'Speech Codes' on the Campus and the Problems of Free Speech"
Mid-semester evaluation of the course
|October 28||Tuesday||Discussions continue|
|October 30||Thursday||First Exam|
|November 4||Tuesday|| |
|November 6||Thursday|| |
|November 11||Tuesday|| Black English|
Jones, "What's Wrong with Black English"
Jordan, "Nobody Mean More to Me Than You And the Future Life of Willie Jordan"
Baldwin, "If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?"
Rickford and Rickford, "What's Going On?"
Smitherman, "English Teacher, Why You Be Doing the Thangs You Don't Do?"
|November 13||Thursday||Discussions continue|
|November 18||Tuesday|| |
Constructions of Categories and History
|November 20||Thursday||[Off the Straight and Narrow: Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Television]|
|November 25||Tuesday||Discussions continue|
|November 27||Thursday||No class: Thanksgiving recess|
|December 2||Tuesday|| Dyer, "White" (excerpt)|
|December 4||Thursday||Wrap-up, review, and class evaluations|
|December 9||Tuesday||Second Exam|
Most recent update: August 21, 2003.
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